Boland Black Beauty, Screen Stars, Brooklands, White City...

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I always like to date these machines from the people on the award card,so Im thinking 1952, Turpin has past his 6d highest award rating by 1954, Jeff Duke is at his peak in 1952, Piggot is on the up while Richards is at his peak,as is Finny ,Hutton past his best by 1954 while Locke's best years were 1950,51 and 52. so,for me, that award card fits a machine from 1951 or 52 :cool:
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...Which pretty much corresponds to the cast front models.
I have some castings for one, but not the skill or enthusiasm to build a machine up to suit.
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Finally got round to a sympathetic restoration of the Boland black beauty that I acquired as part of a job lot of broken machines last year.

What sort of date is this? I’m guessing 50s?

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aristomatic wrote: Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:12 am Above post now moved & merged
Thanks, all I need to know is here 😀
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Nice job. **xXx**
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pennymachines wrote: Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:31 pm Nice job. **xXx**
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A super job, well done !THUMBS!
I like Boland machines because of their many variations and the fact that they often cry out for restoration rather than preservation due to their often very dilapidated state. I think most are very desirable BUT every now and again one crops up that makes you wonder if Tom had a hangover that morning, one of those is the one below, yet it still sold for £420 + auction fees in 2019
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It'd probably look better out of its packing crate. :HaHa:
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Isn’t that a Jennings handle? Wonder what the mechanism was...
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